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Attleboro Cemetery Information, Photos and Transcriptions

     Webmaster's special note: When this community was a town its official name was "Attleborough." On June 17, 1914, it was incorporated as the city of "Attleboro." The daughter town has officially remained "North Attleborough." The spellings "Attleboro" for the parent and "North Attleborough" for the child are universally used throughout this site except in titles and direct quotations.

     Collecting information about the cemeteries of Attleboro is an ongoing effort, and this page will be revised as needed. If you have cemetery information or gravestone transcriptions that you would like to share please send me email.

     Where I have been able to determine it, the records repository for a cemetery is indicated. In the entries for the individual cemeteries, if one has its own web site or a portion of a web site the cemetery name provides a link to that site. When the location of a cemetery is known there are links to street and topographic maps to help you find it, as well as notes about the cemetery and a brief description of its location. Below these paragraphs is a locator map of the city showing the cemetery locations. Any gravestone transcriptions online also have links. At the bottom of the page is a separate section listing all online, published and manuscript gravestone transcriptions that I have found for these cemeteries.

     When a cemetery has had more than one name during its history the first name listed is the one by which it is usually known today, and alternative names are listed in square brackets. In some cases a cemetery has been abandoned, its burials have been removed to another cemetery, or its location has been lost. In those cases the name may indicate that it is a cemetery site, meaning that no gravestones are to be found there. The year in parenthesis next to a cemetery name is my best estimate of the year in which that cemetery was established. In some cases the year is mentioned in town records, a town history or some other source. In other cases it is the year of the oldest gravestone for which I have found a record.

     A note on the Topographic Maps: In the past I have used links to online map servers to display topographic maps. That allowed visitors to zoom and pan those maps. However, changes to those online map servers have necessitated occasional revisions to my many cemetery pages, and on more than one occasion I have had to change the server used. This has meant a great deal of work as I have about fifty cemetery pages online or under construction. A change to the server which I have most recently used has prompted be to abandon the use of topographic map servers and to replace them with images of scanned maps. While this may not be quite as satisfactory to visitors my increasing genealogical work load has necessitated it.

     I would like to thank John Sterling and Cherry Bamberg for sharing the Bristol Cemeteries Database of Bristol County gravestone records. Most of the information in the notes for each cemetery has been drawn from that database and from Cherry's files that were used to compile the database.


 

Agudas Achim Cemetery (Jewish)
Orchard St., Dodgeville (Attleboro), MA


Photograph used with the permission of ditdit (#47012745) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (141k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map from Microsoft Research Maps

Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Congregation Agudas Achim, 901 North Main St., Attleboro MA, 02703   508-222-2243.

Location:   West side of So. Main St. across from Thurber Ave. Agudas Achim is at the end of Orchard St., behind Hillside Cemetery.

Notes:   See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Bolkcom Lot (ca. 1790)
Cutting's Plain, Attleboro, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as AT020

Transcriptions in Daggett

Location:   Uncertain - on the farm of Nathan Bolkcom on Cutting's Plain.

Notes:   Some 30 graves were moved with the consent of the Bolkcom family to a single grave in North Purchase Cemetery when Interstate 95 was built in 1959.


Briggsville Burial Ground (1752)
[Maplewood Cemetery, Wilmarth/Titus Burial Ground]

Oak Hill Ave., Attleboro, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as AT015
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Attleborough as G.R.7.

Street Map
Topographic Map from Microsoft Research Maps

Transcriptions in Blackinton and Wilmarsh, Carter, Daggett, Salisbury and Thacher and Thacher,
as well as NEGHS Manuscript MS70/ATT/4
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   East side of Oak Hill Ave. between Briggs Corner and the Rehoboth town line.

Notes:   Contains about 30 burials. Responsibility assumed by the Oak Knoll Cemetery in Rehoboth in the 20th century. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Coombs Family Burial Ground (1847)
Pike Ave., Attleboro, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as AT009
MACRIS designation ATT.812

Street Map
Topographic Map from Microsoft Research Maps

Transcriptions in AHS and Daggett

Location:   West side of Pike Ave. between Thayer Farm Rd. and Sheridan Cir.

Notes:   Only one stone has been noted here.


Dodge Island Cemetery (1836)
[Dodge Family Cemetery]

So. Main St., Dodgeville (Attleboro), MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as AT006
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Attleborough as G.R.14.
MACRIS designation ATT.805

Street Map
Topographic Map from Microsoft Research Maps

Transcriptions in Blackinton and Wilmarsh and Carter
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   On an island along the south shore of Dodgeville Pond.

Notes:   Originally the cemetery for the family of the New York-born owner of the Dodgeville Mill and for most of Mill Village. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Follett Family Burial Yard (1815)
Pike Ave., Attleboro, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as AT007
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Attleborough as G.R.7.
MACRIS designation ATT.811


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
A high-resolution version of this photo (251k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map from Microsoft Research Maps

Transcriptions in AHS, Daggett and Carter Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   West side of Pike Ave. between Orchard Ln. and Preston Rd.

Notes:   Contains about 8 burials from 1815 to 1845. Started by Apollos Follett for his family. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Hillside Cemetery (1775)
[Dodgeville Cemetery]

So. Main St., Dodgeville (Attleboro), MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as AT003
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Attleborough as G.R.12.
MACRIS designation ATT.808


Photograph used with the permission of Chris and Susanne Eliasen (#46991799) at Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (137k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map from Microsoft Research Maps

Transcriptions in Blackinton and Wilmarsh, Carter, Daggett, Jillson and Salisbury Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Hillside Cemetery Association, 77 Johnson St., North Attleborough, MA 02760.

Location:   West side of So. Main St. across from Thurber Ave.

Notes:   Contains about 120 burials, and was given by Joel Robinson for a burial place at about the start of the Revolutionary War, and additional parcels of land were added in the 19th century. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Indian Burial Ground (18th Century)
No. Main St., Attleboro, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as AT016
MACRIS designation ATT.814

Street Map

Notes:   The exact location of this cemetery is now lost, but it was probably located on the west side of No. Main St. between the North Purchase and Woodlawn cemeteries. Burials here probably ended by about the 1740s.


Murray Unitarian Universalist Church Memorial Garden
505 North Main St., Attleboro, MA

Street Map
Topographic Map from Microsoft Research Maps

Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Murray Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 North Main St., Attleboro MA, 02703   508-222-0505.

Location:   East side of North Main St. across from Raymond Dr.

Notes:   See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Newell Cemetery (1715)
[South Attelboro Cemetery]

1502 West St., South Attleboro, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as AT001
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Attleborough as G.R.13.
MACRIS designation ATT.801

Street Map
Topographic Map from Microsoft Research Maps

Transcriptions in AHS, Carter, Jillson, Peck, Salisbury, Thacher and Thacher, Unknown and Whitehill,
as well as NEGHS Manuscripts MS70/ATT/1, MS70/SOU/50 and MS70/SOU/775
Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Newell Cemetery Association, 533 Newport Ave., So. Attleboro MA, 02703.

Location:   Intersection of West St. and Read St.

Notes:   Began as two acres of land given to the town in 1715 as a burial place for inhabitants of the southern and western portions of the town. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


North Purchase Cemetery (1900)
825 No. Main St., Attleboro, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as AT002
MACRIS designation ATT.802

Street Map
Topographic Map from Microsoft Research Maps

Transcriptions in Salisbury
Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Woodlawn - North Purchase Cemetery Association, 825 No. Main St., Attleboro, MA 02703.

Location:   East side of No. Main St. across from Toner Blvd.

Notes:   Contains about 30 burials removed from the Bolkom Lot when Interstate 95 was constructed. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Old Kirk Yard (ca. 1744)
[Old Second Parish Church Cemetery]

Park St., Attleboro, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as AT012
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Attleborough as G.R.1.
MACRIS designation ATT.807

Street Map
Topographic Map from Microsoft Research Maps

Transcriptions in AHS, Blackinton and Wilmarsh, Carter, Daggett, Galligan and Thacher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Second Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 50 Park St., Attleboro, MA 02703.

Location:   Park St. behind the Second Congregational Church.

Notes:   In 1744 the people of the Second Precinct voted to have their own burying place next to the church, and it was later expanded. Some burials from as early as 1736 were moved here. When the Boston and Providence Railroad came to town its route, despite much opposition from townspeople, ran through the Yard. Burials from the eastern part of the Yard were removed to newly added land on the opposite side. When the Attleborough Branch Railroad (now abandoned) was constructed in 1871 its junction with the Boston and Providence was located at the Yard, necessitating the removal of about 100 burials to Mt. Hope Cemetery and Woodlawn Cemetery. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Peck Burial Ground (1723)
[Simmons Cemetery]

Florence St., Attleboro, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as AT013
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Attleborough as G.R.3.
MACRIS designation ATT.804

Street Map
Topographic Map from Microsoft Research Maps

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   West side of Florence St., between the old railroad grade and the Bungay River.

Notes:   Cemetery for the family of Hezekiah Peck, who settled here about 1709. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


St. John's Cemetery (19th Century)
165 West St., Attleboro, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as AT005

Street Map
Topographic Map from Microsoft Research Maps

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   North side of West St. south of Clinton St..

Notes:   See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


St. Stephen's Cemetery (Roman Catholic) (19th Century)
Tiffany St., Dodgeville (Attleboro), MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as AT004
MACRIS designation ATT.815


Photograph used with the permission of ditdit (#47012745) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (383k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map from Microsoft Research Maps

Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Roman Catholic Church, 385 Central Ave., Seekonk, MA 02771; Phone 508-399-8440.

Location:   West side of Tiffany St. near So. Main St., behind St. Stephen's Church.

Notes:   St. Stephen's Parish was established in 1880, and was originally French-Canadian, and so are most of the early burials here. Later burials include Irish workers from Dodgeville. St. Stephen's Parish merged with Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Roman Catholic Church, located in the former St. Mary's Church in Seekonk, in 2010. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Solomon Burial Yard (1836)
Solomon St., Attleboro, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as AT010
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Attleborough as G.R.8.

Street Map
Topographic Map from Microsoft Research Maps

Transcriptions in Daggett and Salisbury
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   West side of Solomon St. across from Rondi Lee Terr.

Notes:   Set aside by Dr. James M. Solomon for his family, and contained about 20 burials. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Thayer Family Burial Yard (1845)
Wilmarth St., Attleboro, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as AT008
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Attleborough as G.R.15.
MACRIS designation ATT.813

Street Map
Topographic Map from Microsoft Research Maps

Transcriptions in AHS, Daggett and Carter Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   North side of Wilmarth St. east of Thayer Farm Rd.

Notes:   About 10 burials, mostly from the Thayer family. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Woodlawn Cemetery (1865)
No. Main St., Attleboro, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as AT011
MACRIS designation ATT.803

Street Map
Topographic Map from Microsoft Research Maps

Transcriptions in Blackinton and Wilmarsh, Carter, Salisbury and Thacher and Thacher Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Woodlawn - North Purchase Cemetery Association, 825 No. Main St., Attleboro MA, 02703.

Location:   East side of No. Main St. across from West St.

Notes:   Contains a number of burials from 1754 and later that were removed from the Old Kirk Yard in 1871. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.





Cemetery Transcriptions

The Bristol Cemeteries Database Project currently contains some 27,000 Bristol County gravestone inscriptions collected by volunteers using the Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) Gravestone Database Standard Program. Records are first entered from published sources and manuscripts. Those records are then verified and corrected by trained volunteers during field visits, and additional information about those gravestones and their cemeteries is added. This project is still in its earliest stages. I am currently working on putting this database online. Volunteers are needed to enter records found in books, libraries, and historical and genealogical societies. Additional volunteers are needed who will receive training in AGS methods and standards for transcriptions, and who will then correct and update the database during cemetery visits. This project is being undertaken in accordance with AGS standards in order to create a complete and accurate record of Bristol County gravestone inscriptions for future researchers and historians. If you would like to volunteer for this project please send me email.

Ira Ballou Peck, Burying Ground Inscriptions from Seekonk, R.I. [sic; Mass.], Cumberland, R.I., Wrentham, Mass., Attleborough, Mass., Rehoboth, Mass., Woonsocket, R.I., Smithfield, R.I., West Wrentham, Mass. (Ms. at NEHGS, Mss/C/1802).

David Jillson, Attleboro, Mass., Cumberland, R.I., and Rehoboth, Mass. Births, Marriages, and Deaths (1889 ms. at NEHGS, Mss/SL/ATT/1).

John Daggett, A Sketch of the History of Attleborough From Its Settlement to the Division (Boston: Press of Samuel Usher, 1894).

John Whitehill, Epitaphs in South Attleborough Cemetery (1900 ms. at NEHGS, Mss/A/358).

Clara Blackinton and Elizabeth Josephine Wilmarsh (ca. 1903 ms. at NEHGS, MS70/ATT/2).

AHS (1972 and 1980 mss. at Attleborough Historical Society).

Susan F. Salisbury, Southern Massachusetts Cemetery Collection, Volume 2 (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1996).

Susan M. Galligan, Voices of the Old Kirk Yard, Attleboro's Epitaphs (Compiled for a Founders' Day celebration).

Susan Thacher and Calista Thacher, Attleboro, Mass., Epitaphs (Two undated mss. at NEHGS, Mss/A/344).

Author Unknown, Inscriptions Copied from Tombstones in the Old Burial Ground in So. Attleboro, Mass. (Undated ms. at NEHGS, Mss/SL/SOU/1).

 

Special Note on Carter: — Because the cataloging of Carter's typescripts and manuscripts varies from library to library it is possible that the following list includes some duplicates. Note also that I have not seen the copies at all of the listed libraries, so my descriptions of "typescript" or "ms." may need to be revised, when a volume exists in more than one version.

Marion Pearce Carter, Cemetery Records: Attleboro - Rehoboth, Mass.

 

Special Note: — The following NEHGS manuscripts are cited as containing Attleboro cemetery transcriptions by David Allen Lambert, A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries (Boston: NEHGS, 2002). These works are not yet in the NEHGS online catalog, so I am awaiting further information in order to identify them.

MS70/ATT/1, MS70/ATT/4, MS70/SOU/50, MS70/SOU/775

 

For a general reference to Attleboro's cemeteries see Elizabeth Phillips, Attleboro Burial Grounds Predating 1830 (NADAR, 1980).

 

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